Thursday, December 5, 2013

Little booklets

This evening I have been playing with some recycled cardboard stuff.
I collect all the boxes from scripts and other packaging.  I love my medication boxes, because they are small and I end up with sets of boxes that can form books
the diagram above shows how I remove the ends of the boxes and flatten them to form a sleeve that I can put things in.

Here is my palette with acrylic paint and a sponge which I used to cover the sleeves.
Above in this blurry photo (sorry), you can see some  of the box sleeves and some tags which I cut from other card pieces.  I must say that the surface of the packaging is usually a bit glossy, so I sand the surfaces and wipe them clean a little before applying the paint.
Above, you can see some of the texture I got on these surfaces with the sponge.
I will work more with these, so you will have to check back to see how little books evolve from these bits of painted card.

Happy creating!


3 comments:

  1. That's quite some recycling you do here! Looking forward to your finished booklets!

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  2. I love a good recycled box - I do the same thing with my soap boxes - they're a nice small size too. Love your start here...haven't used a sponge in awhile, maybe it's time....

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  3. The textures are very cool! I'm very interested to see how these turn into little books!

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